I would like to be the first to alert all you closet lucha libre fans out there that the 2010 Lucha Libre: La Experiencia will be taking place next weekend here in Mexico City! For anyone who missed this last year, you can get a full run-down of the excitement at my blog post from last August.
In a nutshell, Lucha Libre: La Experiencia is a 3-day expo of all-things-lucha. Naturally there’s a large lucha ring set up that has ongoing bouts all weekend. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! There are also loads of stands dedicated towards specific luchadores as well as lucha gear vendors, selling everything you could possibly think of that could have a lucha mask on it. Even if you are not a lucha die-hard, it is probably worth going for the people-watching alone.
Here are the relevant details:
Dates: July 23-24-25
Times: Friday & Saturday from 12PM to 9PM, Sunday from 11AM to 8PM
Cost: Tickets are $150 pesos, but you can get a 20% discount if you are old or a student and have valid ID proving such.
Location: Centro Banamex, Av. Conscripto 311, Colonia Lomas del Sotelo, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City
Where the heck is that: Find some directions on the Centro Banamex website, or check out a map here. Basically, it is just west of the Periferico, just west of Polanco.
Why should you go? Well, check out the old blog post; hopefully that + the chance of meeting these guys will be enough to sway you: